Theresa Rogers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Rogers is a microbiologist who uses molecular biology and genetics to study bacterial phisiology. Her research interests include bacterial degradation of polysaccharides, regulatory RNAs, bacterial response to oxidative stress, and antibiotic resistance. Her teaching interests include general microbiology, microbial ecology, molecular genetics, botany, and introductory biology.
During her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, Dr. Rogers studied polysaccharide degradation by human intestinal symbionts of the genus Bacteroides. She also studied polysaccharide degradation by the microbial community in the larval hindgut of the aquatic cranefly, Tipula abdominalis, at the University of Georgia. Dr. Rogers earned her doctorate at the Ohio State University where she investigated a small RNA that modulates antibiotic resistance in the common food pathogen Bacillus cereus.
Prior to joining the CLU faculty, Dr. Rogers taught microbiology, introduction to environmental studies, and botany as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Alma College, Alma, MI.
Dr. Rogers is involved in the SEEd Project Garden that provides opportunities for students to directly engage in CLU's sustainability efforts and supports the nation-wide movement that encourages people to grow and purchace local produce.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010, Microbiology
M.S., University of Georgia, 2005, Microbiology
B.S., Ohio State University, 2002, Biology: Emphasis in Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
Microbiology, bacterial physiology, bacterial culture and characterization, antibiotic resistance, RNA biology, and molecular biology.
Phone: (805) 493-3889
Office: Ahmanson Science Ctr 119